With only a good few weeks away from Christmas it’s to be expected to see a few season albums to be popping up. 35 years after they appeared in one of the biggest musicals ever, Grease (just in case you were wondering), Australia’s sweetheart Olivia Newton John and John Travolta have reunited for the very special occasion and recorded a very special Christmas album.
The album, simply entitled ‘This Christmas’ takes on some of the most festive tracks and sparkles them with a bit of the ‘Danny & Sandy’ dust. And it works quite well actually. One of the highlights is the fabulous ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ which features that other iconic singer Barbra Streisand. As an all round performer Barbra makes the song that little more spectacular.She’s not the only one paying a visit as Tony Bennett (on ‘Winter Wonderland’), James Taylor and Cliff Richard also stop by to join our lovely duo for some of the best Christmas songs. (no we won’t tell you all the songs, let it be a surprise!)
Apart from one brand new track, ‘I Think You Might Like It’ especially written for the occasion, the other tracks are all classics and not necessarily ground breaking but having these two iconic stars back together in the studio and recording a record of which all the proceedings will be split between their charities, the Jett Travolta Foundation and the Olivia Newton-John concer and Wellness Centre, makes buying this album, all the more worth.
But there’s more to why you should buy this album. After all this time, the voices of Newton-John and Travolta still blend together beautifully which gives really gives you that ultimate Christmas feel. Also The new track is in fact a nice surprise from the tracklist as its less christmassy than we expected, its uptempo, sounds a bit musical meets country & western like. So be ready to be amazed!
This lovely Christmas album is out on November 12. Digitally and Physically. Buy the album through our GloPop store.
Watch Olivia Newton John sing ‘Silent Night’ live a few years back.